Monday, April 2, 2012

This Week

The title of this post might be a little bland, but this week won't be.

First of all, it's our spring break.  A whole week of no school- praise the Lord and hallelujah!  If you homeschool, you know that this stretch is the hardest, but the end of the year is finally in sight.  After our hiatus my hope is that we'll jump back in full steam ahead and finish strong.  Our spring break week was chosen strategically and I'll tell you why.

Helping us celebrate Easter weekend this year will be three out of my four siblings and their families as well as my parents.  So there is a house to clean, bedding, towels, and table cloths to ready and food to prepare.  What are we having?  For our Easter meal there will be Gene Wenger's Ham Loaf mix made into ham balls with Jamey's mom's pineapple sauce, my mother's cheesy potatoes, green beans, pickled Easter eggs, red raspberry applesauce jello salad, pies and my sister-in-law's Yaya's chocolate mousse.  Then, we'll roll ourselves away from the table to watch six children hunt Easter eggs in the back yard.


As if this week isn't full of enough goodness, one more huge event is happening.  One of my sisters, her husband and three little girls (and I mean little- 3, 1 and 2 months) are moving from two hours away to 25 minutes away!!  I can hardly contain myself!!  So this week will also entail some niece-keeping while their mom and dad get unpacked.  I am giddy, I tell you.

Not only will this be a great week, but two huge prayer requests have recently been answered for our local communities.   First of all, a young mother of three is out of the woods after a life-threatening bacteria almost actually took her life just after her baby girl was born.  Secondly, one of Miriam's sweet little friends is home with a treatable diagnosis after a week of hospitalization and unanswered questions.

But life is not always so sweet.  Please take a moment and visit Camille's blog and let her know you're thinking about her and her family.  She is a long-time reader here and in need of some serious prayer support.

May we all remember that God's goodness will be with us during the times we can't always see or feel it as well as times when we can.

And may each and every one of you have a blessed Easter week celebrating our risen Lord.

You are so dear.

Love,
Jane


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5 comments:

  1. I'm not really reading too much in the blogging world right now, but Jennifer Jo alerted me to the fact that you mentioned us in your post. Thank you so much Jane. God truly is Good. And we sense His help each step of this journey. I woke up this morning thinking about the meds that Austin is now on (we are not even a Tylenol/Advil type of family), and the side effects are scary! I don't even know what they all are yet....but God does. And our times are in HIS hands. What a blessing it is to rest in that!

    As for you and your special week...oh enjoy it!!! Enjoy the cleaning and preparing. Enjoy all your long-awaited family times! And enjoy your little ones each moment as well as your little nieces...how wonderful that they will be living SO close!!

    I was pleased to read of the LORD answering prayer on behalf of the ones you mentioned. His ways are perfect. And He is able to do amazing things. I will thank Him right now for what He is doing in their precious lives. If He does not do a miracle for us, He is still perfect in all His ways. We already see that what He is doing is for our good.

    Much love,
    Camille

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  2. Sounds like you have an exciting week ahead..Enjoy your precious family. :)

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  3. My mother always had Ham and cheese potatoes for Easter,and Now I do it too.WE don't do the whole church thing ,but I do think God answers prayers and so glad Your's have been good answers.God Bless Your Family. Camille I have a child who has been on meds Her whole life she is now 22.it gets easier but it always is hard to give that handful of pills to Her everyday.When I don't even like to take my one a day vitamin.But You do it for the good of the child.and remember all side effects get lesser as time goes by,this to shall pass.Happy Easter !!!

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  4. What a fun week! After an exciting weekend with family - we're looking forward to some quiet for awhile!

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  5. Will do of coarse,it is always a pleasure to pray for someone else in need so I quit worrying about my own miseries,HA. BUT I CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU ABOUT 6 MONTHS FROM NOW AND YOU WILL STILL BE LOVING YOUR FAMILY NEAR-BY BUT A LITTLE BIT GLAD THAT THEY HAVE A HOME TO GO HOME TO,EVEN THE LITTLE ONES WEAR YOU OUT.YOUT TABLE LOOKS BEAUTIFUL,THE SAME FLOWERS ON MY COMPUTER WALLPAPER,I THINK THATS WHAT YOU CALL IT

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